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Gary Herbert: 5 myths about Bears Ears

Gary Herbert: 5 myths about Bears Ears

(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

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The extraordinarily vast and beautiful area of southeastern Utah known to many as the Bears Ears region deserves protection for the benefit of all Americans for generations to come and for the special benefit of those Native Americans with rich ancestral ties to this land. In order to conserve these geologically, culturally and archaeologically rich lands, federal, state, tribal and local officials need to convene and craft legislation for a diverse array of special protections and responsible recreational uses. President Donald Trump’s announcement Monday reopens the door for exactly the kind of sustainable management that the Bears Ears region needs.

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